Vintage 3" Oak Leaf Timber Slick -- Birdseye Maple Handle (KM)
At 30 inches from its 3 inch wide edge to the end of the handle, this timber slick is massive. Originally sold by E.C. Simmons Hardware under their Oak Leaf brand, it dates to the 1912-1930 period. Steel from this era rings like a bell and takes a keen edge.
The blade is in excellent condition, with only a bit of gray staining indicative of its age. The heavy rubberized canvas guard protected its edge over the years, so only light honing was needed to restore it to razor sharpness. The handle is a replacement, turned from a sturdy piece of birdseye maple and finished with hand-rubbed wax.